English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Elkstone

Historical Forms

  • Coc(k)leford 1327 SR 1727 Will


Cockleford, Coc (k )leford 1327SR (p), 1727 Will. 'Ford where darnel or tares grow', v. coccel , ford . But it is possible that the first el. is the ME  surname Cotel as in the earlier forms of Comb End (v. foll.).